The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed out a legal doctrine that calls for a person's criminal convictions to be dismissed if he dies while appealing them and reinstated Aaron Hernandez's 2015 conviction for first-degree murder. Read more.
A bunch of TV stations and news Web sites across the US used the same Aaron Hernandez photo to illustrate the Patriots win last night that WCVB used on its Twitter feed. Read more.
The sheer awfulness of Noah Feldman's nostrum culpa really needs to be seen to be believed: He links the Hernandez and Tsarnaev cases and concludes that we're to blame, for Hernandez at least, because Bostonians like sports too much.
It would be easy to say that we Bostonians aren't implicated in Hernandez's crimes, because we were ignorant of them. But that seems much too easy.
WCVB reports the jury in the Odin Lloyd murder case reached a verdict today.
The verdict means an automatic sentence of life without possibility of parole, although the Supreme Judicial Court will review it. He also faces two murder charges in Boston for the death of two men in the South End in 2012.
UPDATE: Judge bars one specific WHDH photographer from courthouse and jury.
WCVB reports the judge in the Aaron Hernandez case is considering banning Channel 7 from the courthouse after jurors reported one of its vans followed them yesterday and somebody inside took a picture of their license plate.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't get a look at Aaron Hernandez's cell phone because it's now in the possession of his lawyers and forcing them to hand it over would violate attorney/client privilege and Hernandez's right against self incrimination.
A ruling released today does not name Hernandez and says only that the case involves a grand jury investigation in Suffolk County. However, the Globe reports Hernandez is the John Doe listed in the ruling.
So the DA is looking for tattoo artists who may have inked up the alleged murderer in the weeks after those two men were murdered in the South End. The Globe has posted a photo of his arm that you can mouse over and see expanded so that you, too, can look for clues in his tats.
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted the former Patriots player on charges he gunned down two men after some sort of altercation in Cure Lounge in the Theater District on July 16, 2012.
In a statement, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said:
Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.
Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims a Patriots security honcho monitored?
What is the proper etiquette when encountering someone on the train with an Aaron Hernandez jersey? Ignore? Eye roll? Smdh?
WFXT reports a source says investigators are looking into a possible connection between the now former New England Patriot and a still unsolved triple shooting that left two dead in a car at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street early on July 16, 2012.
At the time, police said witnesses reported gunfire from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode Island plates.
Aaron Hernandez has been taking into custody in connection with the homicide of associate Odin Lloyd of Dorchester.
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Boston Police report officers found three men in a car shot shortly after 2 a.m. at Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, the third was taken to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to survive.
Police say witnesses saw gunfire coming from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode Island plates.